Welcome to the Burnley and Pendle Methodist Heritage Page.

Back in 2019 we started to explore the idea of a local Methodist Heritage Trail. After lots of research we have identified a number of Methodist people who preached and/or played a key part in developing this movement locally. We are posting details about these people here on the Circuit website (see below).

In August 2021 we launched the Burnley and Pendle Methodist Heritage Trail with a 4 mile walk from Higherford to Roughlee and returning via Barrowford.  The intention is to have numerous circular walks at various locations within the Trail for people to explore on foot as well as short video clips for those unable to partake in the walks. 

The second walk will be on the 20th March 2022 around the Lowerhouse area in Burnley and a third walk will be on Saturday 18th June 2022 in Trawden and Colne. Watch out for further details of these walks nearer the dates in the Circuit Newsletter.

We intend to produce an initial Burnley and Pendle Heritage Trail leaflet which you can download from on the Circuit website although hardcopies will be available too.

Please contact us if you have Methodist Heritage information to share or if you require further details.

Keith Richardson, Richard Hoyle, Kath Yates or Kath Heyworth

The Burnley and Pendle Methodist Heritage Team


Barrowford to Roughlee

Methodist People

John Wesley

Mary Taft (Nee Barritt)

Francis Duckworth

The Derwentwater tragedy